Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
alright, it's a guilty pleasure but it's one of those "even if i didn't enjoy the book too much AND i don't think they're my favorite actors, I still GOT to see the movie on opening night."
So, I caught a midnight showing of this movie.
First off, it's completely different from the previous movies imo. Idk, I feel that the movie is loosely based of the book. The movie is basically punch line after punch line for 95% of the movie and then suddenly pulls a 360-mood swing adjustment to a serious undertone about 10 minutes before dumbledoor dies.
There's not much of Voldemort's past or character development mentioned in the movie (which I feel was a KEY point of the sixth book, but then again it's been a long time since I've read the book.)
What I did like though:
(1) The MANY akward relationship scenes were sooooooooooooooo hilarious. Alright, Ginny, you really shouldn't have gotten THAT much screen time, but it was REALLY FUNNY watching you... especially that KISS. HA!!!!!
(2) Dumbledore gets his due credit. that part is very well done.
(3) you actually feel sorry for malfroy. he's a great actor.
(4) Music, transitions, scenery (even though it felt like Hogwarts was once again a different school), and camera angles are beautifully directed.
What did you think?